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Steam launch
« on: August 11, 2012, 04:41:35 AM »
Hi Made a mess of my logging in so this is my new user name.
This is the finished project (well really I still have things to do but its on the water).
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 05:47:59 AM »
Hi, this is very beautifull, but I have a bit of hardtime to view you're picture. It's to big so I have to scroll. It would be much easy to view if the picture is half the size...  :headbang:
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 08:50:01 AM »
Yes it would be a lot better if you cropped most of the water out, as that adds nothing to your shot. And as suggested a good size for forums is around 800pixels to 1,000pixels on a side.
You will find that for most computer set up that will be a lot better.
As bigger isn't better!
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 09:56:39 AM »
Not much good at this computer lark  :bang: so sorry about that.
This Youtube link might be more informative.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00hg_3G0JFI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00hg_3G0JFI</a>

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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 10:10:58 AM »
Not a problem Mark... People on here will help you get through your computer stuff...

That is a nice looking steam launch!
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 10:27:26 AM »
Nice looking rig Mark.    :clap:    What engine is that?

Nice speed on the water.
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 11:04:07 AM »
Its the Borderer engine 5/8th bore and stroke built using stock material a first venture into model engineering.
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 12:23:24 PM »
Yes much better, it now does some justice to your work! Looks that good in the video it will look much better in person! A very nice launch and power plant, it really is very nice for a first foray into model engineering  :thumbup:

Is the launch planked board by board or just scribed lines on the hull on the inside. You have fitted it out well.
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 12:54:40 PM »
Very nice!!!   :bow: :bow:

We need more details... :poke:
What is the boat...
More details on the engine and steam plant..I'd guess its gas fired..

I need to get on with my River Queen... :dremel:

This might just be the tonic I need :scratch:
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2012, 03:36:44 PM »
Hi and Welcome Mark

Stunning launch  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: ,,, i like how you disguised the throttle servo as a crate  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Is that Saltwell park Gateshead ? 


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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2012, 04:59:53 PM »

Is that Saltwell park Gateshead ? 


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Tell me more...I can go there when visiting my daughter... :ddb:
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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2012, 05:05:16 PM »
Just over the hill from were she lives John  five minutes away :thumbup:

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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2012, 07:22:30 PM »
 A little bit of background:
I am a member of Saltwell park model boat club Gateshead UK
The model started life as a Wide a Wake but changed along the way,it is a lapstake hull so called in the USA clinker in the UK.
With an overall length of 52" and a beam of 16" its a bit of a lump not sure about the weight but it hurts.
I have used a range of timber including: cherry ,pear, walnut and mahogony.
The boiler and pump followed the building of the engine, at the moment a modified camping stove provides the heat.
I have started to look at the gas supply side of the project including making an Attenuator based on a design by Malcolm from the Paddle ducks forum.

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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2012, 07:40:23 PM »
nice to see you on hear, the boat looks great, must start the attenuator soon.


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Re: Steam launch
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2012, 06:57:02 PM »
I have been been working this for a friend.
First test run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfcpBbFvZ7w
I have noticed that the flame goes out when I open up the steam valve .
I think this is due to the steam outlet which exits at the base of the funnel any advice would be welcome.
Mark